Habia Una Vez — Family Story Night in Spanish: Stories and fun with native speaker Carolina Tave, 7 p.m., Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Free. Call 587-6715.
For first-time home buyers: Targets low- to moderate-income families and individuals, 6-9 p.m., Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Learn about help with down payments or closing costs, Realtor services, qualifying for a mortgage and more. Free. Also offered Sept. 16. To get information or register, call 461-0618, ext. 3, or go to www.csfhome.org.
Florida-Friendly Gardening: Class teaches the basics of landscape and design principles using native plants, 6:30 p.m., Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call 582-2673 to register.
"Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators, More Stories about Real Florida": St. Petersburg Times writer Jeff Klinkenberg highlights personalities and places that reflect real Florida, apart from the one influenced by developers and Disney, 7:30 p.m., Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 893-7326.
All-you-can-eat pancakes: 8:30-11:30 a.m., Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. $2.50. Call 541-0776.
Music in the Park: Vic Thompkins and the Vic Thompkins Orchestra, 7-9 p.m., Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. Refreshments available to purchase. Free. Call 391-8345.
The Bet Collector: Film. Amy, the family matriarch, makes ends meet in Manila by running a small convenience store out of her home and is forced to supplement the family income by collecting bets for an illegal numbers game, 8 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $8. Call 895-6620.
Tenth annual Casino Night: Features dinner, games, raffle, silent auction and dancing, 7 p.m., Holy Name Catholic Church/Maria Center, 5800 15th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Proceeds benefit A Brighter Day, a local organization that helps homeless families. $50. Call 638-7707.
Gallery Walk: More than a dozen galleries participate in this relaxing evening, 5:30-9 in downtown St. Petersburg. Visit the galleries, meet artists and ride the Looper Trolly throughout downtown. This month the galleries will feature work about or featuring Florida. Call 821-6767 or go to www.stpetearts.org.
Fourth annual Pot Roast: Potters from all over the region donate pots for this charity event, 5 p.m., Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Buy a bowl and fill it with homemade pot roast or veggie stew, listen to music and meet new friends. Proceeds benefit the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. Go to www.craftsmanhousegallery.com or call 323-3787.
Do you bamboo? Learn about cultivation and use of bamboo with Phil Stager, 11:30 a.m., Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free with garden admission. Call 551-3102.
Concert: The Masonic Band of St. Petersburg, conducted by Peter Harris, presents a free concert, 4 p.m., at the Masonic Home, 3201 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. The band is seeking musicians who play French horn, alto horn and flute. Call 584-1391.
A New Jen-Eration Art & Music Celebration: Family-friendly day of art and music raises money for scholarships through the Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation. The event, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullin Booth Road, Clearwater, features free children's art activities from noon-4:30 and a ticketed concert from 6-9. Bands include Basic Rock Outfit, the Black Honkeys and the Crunge (a Led Zeppelin cover band). A silent art auction runs all day. Concert tickets are $25, $50 for VIP. Call 784-5487.